We often say that Room One is like a family. We care for each other relentlessly, we find a way to laugh through our mistakes, we know and honor each other's stories. Cathy and Cate are family here.
Cathy is finishing a six year board term and has been a guiding star in the booming constellation of Room One. In all conversations, but especially the hard ones, she shows up as a constant learner, a steadfast advocate for our neighbors and staff, and a meticulous, inspiringly smart thought partner. She is a pillar of Room One, and a friend we adore. To say the least, we will miss her - but she will always be in the Room One family.
Cate wove Room One’s values into the complex world of fundraising. We have all witnessed her sharp sense for strategy and her knack for making people feel at home, like they are seen and important. Cate brought her heart and her brilliance to this work, and we are all made better, more connected, more whole, because of it. Cate and her family are relocating to Eugene, Oregon, we wish them all the best.
We will miss you Cathy and Cate. From all of us, thank you for being part of Room One and this Methow Valley community we call home.